Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

§117.5. Art, Grade 1.

(a) Introduction.

(1) Four basic strands–perception, creative expression/performance, historical and cultural heritage, and critical evaluation–provide broad, unifying structures for organizing the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire. Students rely on their perceptions of the environment, developed through increasing visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artworks. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and problem-solving skills.

(2) By analyzing artistic styles and historical periods students develop respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. Students respond to and analyze artworks, thus contributing to the development of lifelong skills of making informed judgments and evaluations.

(b) Knowledge and skills.

(1.1) Perception.

The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment.

The student is expected to:

(A) identify similarities, differences, and variations among subjects, using the senses; and

(B) identify color, texture, form, line, and emphasis in nature and in the human-made environment.

(1.2)Creative expression/performance.

The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill.

The student is expected to:

(A) invent images that combine a variety of colors, forms, and lines;

(B) place forms in orderly arrangement to create designs; and

(C) increase manipulative skills, using a variety of materials to produce drawings, paintings, prints, and constructions.

(1.3)Historical/cultural heritage.

The student demonstrates an understanding of art history and culture as records of human achievement.

The student is expected to:

(A) identify simple ideas expressed in artworks through different media;

(B) select artworks that show families and groups; and

(C) identify the use of art in everyday life.

(1.4)Response/evaluation.

The student makes informed judgments about personal artworks and the works of others.

The student is expected to:

(A) express ideas about personal artworks; and

(B) identify simple ideas about original artworks, portfolios, and exhibitions by peers and others.